[Michael Cardew's 20th-century stoneware plate with ash glaze. Brushwork depicts bird in center with three clumps of grass. © Managed by the Crafts Study Centre.]
When he works with clay (his own mix of Southern red and other ingredients), North Carolina-based potter Andrew Stephenson keeps alive traditions of the region, but he's also strongly influenced by English folk pottery and cites British icons Bernard Leach and Michael Cardew as influences.
[Stephenson's work. Image ©Andrew Stephenson Pottery.]
Learn more about Stephenson's background, process and handbuilt kiln here.
BTW, the V & A offers a video series featuring six very different responses to a Cardew jar, here.